Archaeologists make important discoveries at new Bloomberg office development

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Archaeologists from MOLA working on site (Photo: Museum of London Archaeology)

Archaeologists working at the site of a new office development in the City of London have made incredible discoveries, some of which are almost two thousand years old.

A team from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) have uncovered 10,000 finds at the three-acre Bloomberg Place which is at the heart of what was the City in Roman times.

Amongst the thousands of objects discovered, which span the entire period of the occupation of Britain by the Romans, are a Gladiator amulet, a Roman well, Roman coins and documents.

MOLA’s Sophie Jackson commented: “The site is a wonderful slice through the first four centuries of London’s existence. The waterlogged conditions left by the Walbrook Stream have given us layer upon layer of Roman timber buildings, fences and yards, all beautifully preserved and containing amazing personal items, clothes and even documents – all of which will transform our understanding of the people of Roman London.”

Bloomberg Place is a new 662,755 sq ft development which will be theEuropean headquarters for Bloomberg is expected to be completed in 2016 at which time the archaeological discoveries will go on show there in a new public exhibition.

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Gladiator amulet (Photo: Museum of London Archaeology)

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